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Birmingham – UKG31

EU regions: United Kingdom > West Midlands > West Midlands > Birmingham

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number of inhabitants20191.148862e+06
population density20184275.4
old-age dependency ratio201919.8
demographic pyramid UKG31 Birmingham

From Wikipedia:

Birmingham ( (listen) BUR-ming-əm, locally also BUR-min-əm) is a major city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Birmingham is the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom (after London) and the most populous city in the English Midlands. It is also the most populous metropolitan district in the United Kingdom, with an estimated 1,137,123 inhabitants, and is considered the social, cultural, financial, and commercial centre of the Midlands. It is situated within the larger West Midlands conurbation, which is the third most populated urban area in the United Kingdom, with a population of 2,897,303 in 2017. The wider Birmingham metropolitan area is the second largest in the United Kingdom with a population of over 3.8 million. It is frequently referred to as both England and the United Kingdom's „second city".

A market town in the medieval period, Birmingham grew in the 18th-century Midlands Enlightenment and subsequent Industrial Revolution, which saw advances in science, technology, and economic development, producing a series of innovations that laid many of the foundations of modern industrial society. By 1791 it was being hailed as „the first manufacturing town in the world“. Birmingham's distinctive economic profile, with thousands of small workshops practising a wide variety of specialised and highly skilled trades, encouraged exceptional levels of creativity and innovation and provided an economic base for prosperity that was to last into the final quarter of the 20th century. The Watt steam engine was invented in Birmingham.

The resulting high level of social mobility also fostered a culture of political radicalism which, under leaders from Thomas Attwood to Joseph Chamberlain, was to give it a political influence unparalleled in Britain outside London, and a pivotal role in the development of British democracy. From the summer of 1940 to the spring of 1943, Birmingham was bombed heavily by the German Luftwaffe in what is known as the Birmingham Blitz.

Other: West Midlands, Birmingham, Solihull, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry

Neighbours: Solihull, Dudley, Worcestershire, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Walsall

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Birmingham – UKG31, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PUKG31, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164